Puppets + Community Day Saturday at the U

All week, the National Puppetry Festival is in the Twin Cities with workshops and gatherings designed for professional puppeteers. Saturday, it’s all about events for the community, with Puppets + Community Day at the University of Minnesota’s West Bank Arts Quarter. Kathleen Conroy is the Festival Director and talked to the Morning Show about Saturday’s activities.

FREE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
– “Making Things Out of Stuff,” an imaginative drop-in puppet-building workshop that uses recycled materials (9am-noon)
– Picnic with Puppeteers (Noon-1:30pm) — the complimentary lunch includes hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw and cookies
– Admission to the Puppetry Store and Puppet Exhibit (10am-5pm)
– Admission to the Reel Puppetry Film Festival Family Edition (noon-5pm)
FREE PERFORMANCES
– Little Red Riding Hood by Eulenspiegel Puppets (1pm & 3pm)
– Jeghetto’s Workshop by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins (1:30pm)
– Adventures of Juan Bobo by Open Eye Figure Theatre Driveway Tour (2pm)
– Resist the Gloom by The Society of Realistic Optimists (2:30pm)
SPECIAL TICKETED PERFORMANCES ($15 or $20 for parent/child pair)
– Harmonious Migrations by IBEX Puppetry (10:45am & 2pm)
– Sea Song by Hobey Ford’s Golden Rods Puppets (10:45am & 2pm)
– The Pied Picker by All Hands Productions (10:45am & 4pm)

Originally aired Thursday, July 18, 2019 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.